EU 'enemies' should be denied bloc funding, says senior MEP

The EU should not fund far-right parties that want to “destroy” the bloc, according to the leader of the biggest party in the European Parliament.

Manfred Weber, head of the centre-right European People’s Party, argued his case on Tuesday, amid concerns anti-EU candidates in both the Netherlands and France could make large gains in elections over the coming weeks.

Many nationalist parties, including pro-Brexit Ukip — formerly headed by MEP Nigel Farage — have a considerable presence in the European Parliament, which has become a crucial source of funding.

The German politician said: “The question

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